Kirkham baby death anniversary appeal to mother

Funeral for the baby boy in Kirkham
Image caption A funeral service for the baby was held in June at St Michael's Church in Kirkham

Police investigating the death of a baby have made a new appeal to his mother on the first anniversary of the discovery of his body.

The boy's body was found in Spen Brook, a few hundred yards away from the Boys Brigade Club on Carr Lane, Kirkham, Lancashire on 1 October 2011.

"It's not too late to come and speak to us," said Det Ch Insp Andrea Barrow.

Lancashire Police have carried out extensive inquires as well as issuing TV, Facebook and YouTube appeals.

A funeral was held at St Michael's Church Kirkham in June after local residents rallied round to raise money or provide services free of charge.

Det Ch Insp Barrow said: "The family of this baby boy would have been celebrating his first birthday at this time of year and I am sure the mother is thinking about her baby.

"I would like to appeal directly to her to come forward and speak to us so that we can find the answers we need."

Detectives believe the baby was no more than a month old and had been born at full term.

It is thought his body had been in the water for no more than five days when he was discovered by a dog walker.

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